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State Soft Ltd
Richard Parratt
Arcade: Maze
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Clare Edgeley
Chris Bourne

ORIGINALITY is not a word which springs unbidden to the mind in icicle Works - a game that is based on that old arcade favourite, Pengy.

As you dash around the icefield with its precariously balanced snowballs, you have to pick up sections of a jigsaw which make up a picture of a toy.

You will almost certainly be squashed by snowballs, or mauled by cuddly, man-eating polar bears and penguins. There are 13 levels and in each it becomes harder to release the pictures.

The harder levels pose more problems in that you have to kill penguins or polar bears before picking up sections of picture.

Block graphics make up the game and the screen scrolls up, down, left and right in probably the most jerky fashion we have seen for a long time.

Icicle Works is mere kindergarden stuff. Ageing Pengy fans and the rest - stay clear.

Clare Edgeley

Publisher: Statesoft
Price: £6.95
Memory: 48K
Joystick: Sinclair, Kempston, Protek